Border Criminologies and the Centre for Criminology


Dr. Peter Mancina is Research Associate in the Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford, Visiting Scholar in the Center for Immigration Law, Policy, and Justice at Rutgers Law School, and Researcher in the Department of Social Anthropology at Stockholm University. Mancina holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Vanderbilt University.

His interest lays in the cultural foundations of and cultural influences upon governmental power, systems of governance, policing, immigration control, everyday policy implementation, and social movement organising. His current work examines the manner in which “sanctuary city” and “sanctuary state” policies in the United States normalise local law enforcement protocols for assisting federal immigration enforcement authorities. Mancina is writing a book titled Sanctuary City in the Age of Mass Deportation examining three decades of grassroots organising, governmental power struggles, and law enforcement experimentation to implement sanctuary city policies in San Francisco, California. For more information about Mancina, visit his personal website


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